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Harvard Radcliffe Institute is a cross-disciplinary laboratory of ideas that brings together students, scholars, and practitioners to engage with issues that can only be fully understood by drawing on research from across the humanities, sciences, social sciences, arts, and professions.

The Institute is unique among Harvard schools: Although we do not award degrees, we offer unparalleled opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students. Harvard Radcliffe Institute provides learning and research experiences that are difficult to find in a traditional classroom setting. Radcliffe students work directly with our fellows and faculty, providing unique opportunities for mentorship, and they work across departmental boundaries, connecting with peers across the University. Harvard Radcliffe Institute enriches the Harvard student experience by fostering interdisciplinary, engaged scholarship focused on the most pressing issues of our time.

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Apply Now: Carol K. Pforzheimer Student Fellowships

Carol K. Pforzheimer Student Fellowships provide funding to Harvard undergraduates to do research in the Schlesinger Library's collections. Harvard Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library is committed to supporting students to pursue their own research. Applications are currently being accepted. All applications must be received by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, February 27, 2022.

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Opportunities for Harvard Undergraduates

Call for Student Art Submissions

The Presidential Initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery is issuing a call for student art submissions to support a virtual walking tour. We encourage submissions that reflect student perspectives and connect to the history of slavery and the African American experience at Harvard. This opportunity is open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a Harvard degree program. Submissions are due at 5 PM ET on January 31, 2022.

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Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery Student Grant Program

The Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery Student Grant Program provides $1,500 stipends per project to support the research and creative work of Harvard undergraduate and graduate students on the topic of Harvard and the legacy of slavery, broadly defined. Applications are due by 11:59 PM ET on Monday, January 24, 2022.

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Carol K. Pforzheimer Student Fellowships

Carol K. Pforzheimer Student Fellowships provide funding to Harvard undergraduates to do research in the Schlesinger Library's collections. Harvard Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library is committed to supporting students to pursue their own research. Applications are currently being accepted. All applications must be received by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, February 27, 2022.

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Radcliffe Research Partnerships

The Radcliffe Research Partnership (RRP) program matches Harvard College students with Radcliffe fellows in a research and mentorship program. Fellows act as mentors, while students provide research assistance, acquire valuable research skills, and participate in the Institute's rich intellectual life. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Emerging Leaders Program

The Emerging Leaders Program is an innovative new youth mentorship program focused on gender and leadership. The program partners current Harvard undergraduates with high school students from the surrounding Cambridge area. Together, they challenge limited conceptions of who can be a leader and who belongs in elite institutions of higher education, and they build critical skills to drive positive change. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Radcliffe Engaged Student Grant Program

The Radcliffe Engaged Student Grant Program provides $1,500 stipends per project to support the research, creative, and service work of Harvard undergraduate and graduate students on topics related to the Radcliffe Engaged focus areas. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Radcliffe Community-Based Student Internships

The Radcliffe Community-Based Student Internship (CBSI) program matches Harvard students with community organizations, based largely in the greater Boston area, for paid spring term internships. The program aims to foster community engagement by providing experiential learning opportunities to students that have real-world impact, while building new, meaningful relationships among community-based organizations, Harvard students, and the Institute. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Law, Education, and Justice Working Groups

Harvard Radcliffe Institute’s Law, Education, and Justice (LEJ) working groups center dialogue and give students the opportunity to engage deeply and build community around important topics within LEJ. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021–2022 academic year.

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Student Advisory Board

Student Advisory Board (SAB) members shape student-related programs and experiences and represent the Institute at their respective schools and departments. Through interdisciplinary and engaged work, SAB members collaborate with students across Harvard schools, departments, and classes to shape and share Radcliffe resources and opportunities with other Harvard students. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021–2022 academic year.

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Opportunities for Harvard Graduate Students

Call for Student Art Submissions

The Presidential Initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery is issuing a call for student art submissions to support a virtual walking tour. We encourage submissions that reflect student perspectives and connect to the history of slavery and the African American experience at Harvard. This opportunity is open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a Harvard degree program. Submissions are due at 5 PM ET on December 15, 2021.

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Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery Student Grant Program

The Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery Student Grant Program provides $1,500 stipends per project to support the research and creative work of Harvard undergraduate and graduate students on the topic of Harvard and the legacy of slavery, broadly defined. Applications are due by 11:59 PM ET on Monday, January 24, 2021.

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Graduate Student Fellowships

PhD candidates at all Harvard faculties who plan to finish writing their dissertation in 2022–2023 are invited to apply. Graduate student fellows participate in the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program by attending all weekly fellows' talks and lunches and are invited, though not required, to present their own work in a talk to the fellows. Applications are due on February 11, 2022.

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Radcliffe Engaged Student Grant Program

The Radcliffe Engaged Student Grant Program provides $1,500 stipends per project to support the research, creative, and service work of Harvard undergraduate and graduate students on topics related to the Radcliffe Engaged focus areas. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Radcliffe Community-Based Student Internships

The Radcliffe Community-Based Student Internship (CBSI) program matches Harvard students with community organizations, based largely in the greater Boston area, for paid spring term internships. The program aims to foster community engagement by providing experiential learning opportunities to students that have real-world impact, while building new, meaningful relationships among community-based organizations, Harvard students, and the Institute. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Student Advisory Board

Student Advisory Board (SAB) members shape student-related programs and experiences and represent the Institute at their respective schools and departments. Through interdisciplinary and engaged work, SAB members collaborate with students across Harvard schools, departments, and classes to shape and share Radcliffe resources and opportunities with other Harvard students. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021–2022 academic year.

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"This is the world that sustained my ancestors for millennia. I want to keep that idea with me and living within me." Read more about the inspiration for Joan Naviyuk Kane's latest poetry collection, Dark Traffic, in a Radcliffe Magazine Q and A (link in bio). Photo 1: John Kokuluk, Joan Naviyuk Kane's grandfather, at Ugiuvak, King Island, gathering murre eggs. 📷 Barbara Kokuluk, Kane's grandmother Photo 2: Joan Naviyuk Kane 📷 Stephanie Mitchell

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The civil rights scholar Lani Guinier, a Radcliffe alumna, friend of the Institute, and the Bennett Boskey Professor of Law, Emerita, at Harvard Law School—the first black woman appointed to a tenured professorship there—has passed away after a long illness. “The Radcliffe community is deeply saddened by the loss of Lani Guinier '71. An extraordinary friend, mentor, colleague, and citizen, Lani leaves behind a legacy of fearless advocacy for civil rights, powerful scholarship, and deep commitment to the education of civic leaders,” says Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin. “We are fortunate that she touched our lives and grateful for her tireless efforts to better our world." In addition to authoring more than two dozen law review articles, Guinier published five books. To see an obituary and remembrances from a number of friends and colleagues, see the link in our bio. 📷 Stephanie Mitchell

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“As I've said many times, we can’t dismantle what we don’t understand, and we can’t understand contemporary inequity and injustice unless we reckon honestly with our history,” says Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin. In this Harvard Magazine profile, what motivates her work. (Link in bio.) 📷 Kris Snibbe

#TomikoBrownNagin #profile #scholarship #legalhistory #civilrights #blackfreedomstruggle #biography #ConstanceBakerMotley #CivilRightsQueen #CouragetoDissent #class #gender #race #HarvardLegacyofSlavery #impact #RadcliffeEngaged #RadcliffeInstitute #Harvard
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